Kevin Kruse
Kevin Kruse
Concept Artist, Illustrator, and Storyteller
Los Angeles, United States

Summary

Kevin Kruse
949.444.6130
kevintk@me.com
@kevinkruseart

I am an LA-based Concept Artist, illustrator, and storyteller with a passion for anthropology, natural history, and traditional media.

My mission is to create artwork rich in originality, style, and narrative depth, with the fundamental goal of communicating important themes and motifs about the human experience and the breathtaking drama of existence.

Software proficiency

Blender
Blender
Photoshop
Photoshop
Adobe Lightroom
Adobe Lightroom

Experience

  • Illustrator at West Studio
    Los Angeles, United States of America
    July 2021 - September 2021

  • Freelance Visual Development Artist at Powerhouse Animation Studios
    April 2021 - June 2021

    Creature designer on Skull Island

    - Unpacked prompts, conducted detailed research, and worked with client to develop interesting and original creature artwork for the animated series

  • Freelance Visual Development Artist at Powerhouse Animation Studios
    June 2020 - August 2020

    Character, creature, and prop designer on Heaven's Forest

    - Worked closely with client to find original design solutions for sci-fi/fantasy creatures and characters within an Indofuturistic setting.

    - Provided detailed, full-color artwork of assets at each level of development, from rough sketches to finished digital renderings.

  • Grading Team Member at Watts Atelier of The Arts
    Encinitas
    March 2018 - April 2019

    - Analyzed and critiqued student work at all skill levels to promote artistic growth and progress

    - Provided in-depth feedback and assigned grades

    - Specialized in head construction and form rendering